Definition of repulse:
- Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.
- The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
- To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.
- To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy.
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- oppose (part of speech: verb)
- repulse (part of speech: verb)
- resist (part of speech: verb)
- refuse (part of speech: verb)
- "Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)", Samuel Richardson.
- "Catherine de' Medici", Honore de Balzac.
On learning of the repulse from Richmond, all the Southern Union men of Paris commenced to remember that the rebels are our brethren, and that this war was wholly brought about by the fiendish abolitionists.- "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1", Robert H. Newell.